NORMAN, Okla. – The Norman Police Department arrested 45-year-old Allison Johnson in connection to the recent vandalism incidents in both Norman and Oklahoma City this afternoon.
Police say she turned herself in for the crimes.
Johnson was booked into the Cleveland County Detention Center on a complaint of Terroristic Threats.
The investigation is ongoing, but for now police say they believe she was working alone.
McKinley Elementary School, the Firehouse Arts Center and the Cleveland County Democratic Headquarters were all covered in racial slurs and hate-filled messages on Wednesday morning.
The Oklahoma Democratic Party Headquarters and the Chickasaw Nation Headquarters both were vandalized with racist and threatening messages last Thursday.
According to voter registration records, in 2007 Johnson had voted twice as a registered Democrat in Edmond. Now she’s registered as a Republican in Norman.
One of Johnson’s neighbors said her daughter grew up with her, and that Johnson and her family have always been kind and generous. The news came as a total shock.
Another neighbor, Chris Tripp, also shocked. He said he couldn’t believe the person who police say vandalized his daughter’s elementary school lives just across the street.
“It’s really shocking, and really surprising to see this in Norman,” Tripp said. “You just never know who might be living near you.”